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Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 02:07 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 246,107
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Ink Block (Boston Herald) | 300 Harrison Avenue | South End

Why stop at Siena? I'd like to see these architects try to abstract the facade of the Duomo in Florence. Actually since we love doing multiple facades on large buildings, let them be inspired by the...
Forum: Development Projects Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,934
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

Hot take: The Standard is only a building people talk about because it straddles the High Line and has some nice interiors. It is not that much of a marvel.
Forum: Development Projects 07-15-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,934
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Six West Broadway Hotel |South Boston

I think it's totally fine. Bout time we had some restraint. Could do with maybe one design flourish, but that's something signage and lighting could solve. Not really seeing anything to be mad about....
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 07-12-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 657,445
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

I thought we had a terrible winter and spring with mechanical delays, and then late spring/early summer was really awful with crush loads and bunching thrown into the mix of disabled trains. Then it...
Forum: Development Projects 07-12-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,772
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Flower Exchange Redevelopment | South End

Totally dated, but also seems appropriate here as a way to block a little bit more road noise from 93.
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,059
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

There is that building at Assembly with the gray and blue digital camo cladding, plus the CR service building, and that one Tetris building in North Point, so maybe this will fit right into the...
Forum: Development Projects 07-09-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,948
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: 5 Middlesex Avenue | Assembly Square | Somerville

This is bordering on illness. This is what you get when you're desperate to evoke "Crossing" but no one higher up would approve your stupid Crossing name. After all, if it isn't a Landing or a...
Forum: Development Projects 07-08-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,059
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Hood Business Park | 480-570 Rutherford Avenue | Charlestown

Oh no no no, those yellows are probably not going to work out.
Forum: Development Projects 07-06-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 136,254
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

I like the gesture but think the color is all wrong. Odurandina and CCA, you have the right idea.
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,803
Views: 672,129
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: The Hub on Causeway (née TD Garden Towers) | 80 Causeway Street | West End

The residential part seems pretty inoffensive to me but the office tower is an atrocity for reasons others and I have enumerated upthread.
Forum: Development Projects 07-05-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 281,004
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

We are not talking at cross purposes here--this is cheap garbage.

I'm not convinced it's a gutter. Can't see downspouts from either of the angles, which are present in other areas of the...
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,060
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Kenmore Square North

Echoing what others have said above, keep the facade. But failing that, Scheme 2 and Option A are my choices. The only one I wouldn't be happy with is Scheme 3 for the corner building--it just gets...
Forum: Development Projects 06-29-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 281,004
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: South Boston Infill and Small Projects

These are atrocities, and not because of VE. There is bad design, bad documentation, and bad construction happening, and those are not about cost savings.

An example: in e-style's second photo...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-20-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 657,445
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

You're not wrong at all, I totally agree. I'm just a little frustrated, this is going to ding me for an extra $60/mo or $700/yr +/-.

Though in other instances I've been fond of saying, if you can...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 06-20-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5,298
Views: 657,445
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: General MBTA Discussion Thread

Some of these are brutal. It's one thing for congestion pricing of roads and street parking, but what are they expecting to happen when they soak people for this much? I assumed park-and-ride is...
Forum: Development Projects 06-14-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 25,719
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: 14 West Broadway | South Boston

In the spirit of totally unfair debate moves, I'm going to move the goalposts--I should have clarified that I find its use as the primary cladding element really cynical, and usually accompanied by...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-14-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1,455
Views: 184,209
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Reasonable Transit Pitches

I'm for all of these. Something has to be done. Also I live near Roosevelt Circle and use an express bus about 50% of the time to get to and from work so these initiatives would help me personally.
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Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 136,254
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Quaker Lane + Congress Square | Downtown

They thought of everything, what a win!
Forum: Development Projects 06-13-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 165,023
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: What's Happening With Project X?

Jeez, the histrionics in here. No need for you to threaten to take your ball and go home. It especially looks bad if then you don't do it. Just tone it down a bit. I've said a number of times that I...
Forum: Development Projects 06-12-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 221,670
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: One Bromfield | 1 Bromfield Street | Downtown

It takes forever, I seem to recall them filling some in or shoring them up around the DTX area. It's easier for them to just put up the "No Parking, Hollow Sidewalk" signs and keep it moving.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 06-12-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,151
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: General Boston Discussion.

What are the implications? There's some part of me that thinks it must be true. Compared to other comparable metros (I'm thinking of Philly, DC, the Bay, we have more municipalities. It stands to...
Forum: Design a Better Boston 06-06-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,661
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: Boston - Most Embarrassing Blight That Tourists See

No, it isn't. You could claim that that's what it represents to you, or you could try to speak for tourists and people who don't like the building and say that's what it represents to them, but you...
Forum: Development Projects 05-30-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,266
Views: 831,805
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

No one talks like that. Get ahold of yourself.
Forum: Development Projects 05-29-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3,554
Views: 980,544
Posted By cadetcarl
Forum: Development Projects 05-25-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4,266
Views: 831,805
Posted By cadetcarl
Re: 115 Winthrop Square | Financial District

This is one that I don't think would look better any taller, unless it got 4-5 times taller. Adding a few floors or even doubling its height would take it from a muscular almost-cube (with some...
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